On May 28 Gladys Knight was born…

On May 28, 1944 Gladys Knight was born.

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The singer rose to fame in the 1960s and 1970s as part of the group Gladys Knight & the Pips, while signed to the record label Motown.  The group was known for their hits “Midnight Train to Georgia,” “You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me,” as well as their recording of “I Heard It Through The Grapevine.” Throughout her career, she’s won seven Grammy Awards, as well as deemed the “Empress of Soul.” 

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